Alison Smith

I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1995 from The University of Liverpool and began my career in the NHS in Telford, Shropshire, later moving to a private Physiotherapy & Sports injuries Clinic in Stafford.

I have 18 years’ experience and extensive postgraduate training in treating pain, musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic injuries and women’s health problems.

I moved to North Wales in 2005 and returned to the NHS as a senior Physiotherapist, working at Bron Y Garth Hospital, Blaenau Ffestiniog Memorial Hospital and Ysbyty Alltwen. I decided to leave the NHS, again, in 2010 to work as an independent practitioner to allow me to offer effective “hands-on” physiotherapy treatment without the restrictions and lengthy delays dictated by the Health Service.

I have over 20 years’ experience and extensive postgraduate training in treating pain, musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries and women’s health problems.

I have also worked within the field of Occupational Health Physiotherapy for the past 9 years, both in the public and private sector for many businesses across North Wales.

I am a member of the following organisations:
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Member of the Health Professions Council (HPC)
Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)
Member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE)

Physiotherapy is a science-based healthcare profession that helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.

Physiotherapists are trained at University to assess, diagnose and treat a variety of conditions that affect a person’s physical function, such as problems associated with the muscles, bones, nerves, cartilages, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissues.

Physiotherapy can help with:

  • Recent and Longstanding Back pain, injury, tension or stiffness
  • Sciatica, pins and needles
  • Slipped disc and related disc injuries
  • Neck pain, neck injuries and whiplash
  • Sports injuries
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains and repetitive strain injuries
  • Arthritis, pain and inflammation within a joint
  • Cartilage tears
  • Calf and shin injuries
  • Knee pain and associated knee injuries
  • Hernia and groin injuries
  • Wrist, arm and elbow injuries
  • Ankle and foot injuries
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation (ie; spinal, shoulder, knee or joint replacements)
  • Sprains, strains and soft tissue injuries
  • Musculoskeletal conditions associated with pregnancy

You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Whether you have been managing a long-term medical condition such as arthritis or have suffered a sudden injury, physiotherapy can help to reduce pain and increase mobility.

Physiotherapy treatments may include manual therapy, mobilisations and movement, exercise prescription, electrotherapy, acupuncture, advice and education and self-management approaches.

GP or Consultant referral is not required for self-referral to Physiotherapy.

Physiotherapists in the United Kingdom are registered health care professionals and regulated by The Health Professions Council and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.